Dancer In The Dark (2000)

LARS VON TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Denmark/Germany/The Netherlands/Italy/USA/United Kingdom/France/Sweden/Finland/Iceland/Norway, 2000.  Zentropa Entertainments, Trust Film Svenska, Film i Vast, Liberator Productions, Pain Unlimited GmbH Filmproduktion, Cinematograph A/S, What Else? B.V., Icelandic Film, Blind Spot Pictures Oy, France 3 Cinema,  Danmarks Radio, Arte France Cinema, SVT Drama, ARTE, Angel Films, Canal+, FilmFour, Fine Line…

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Malena (2000)

GIUSEPPE TORNATORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Italy/USA, 2000.  Medusa Film, Miramax, Pacific Pictures, Tele+.  Story by Luciano Vincenzoni, Screenplay by Giuseppe Tornatore.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by Carlo Bernasconi, Harvey Weinstein.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Francesco Frigeri.  Costume Design by Maurizio Millenotti.  Film Editing by Massimo Quaglia.  Academy Awards 2000.  Golden Globe Awards 2000.  National Board of Review Awards 2000. …

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All The Pretty Horses (2000)

BILLY BOB THORNTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Miramax.  Screenplay by Ted Tally, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy. Cinematography by Barry Markowitz.  Produced by Robert Salerno, Billy Bob Thornton.  Music by Larry Paxton, Marty Stuart, Kristin Wilkinson.  Production Design by Clark Hunter.  Costume Design by Doug Hall.  Film Editing by Sally Menke.  Golden Globe Awards 2000.  National…

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Meet The Parents (2000)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2000.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Nancy Tenenbaum Films, Tribeca Productions.  Story by Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke, Screenplay by Jim Herzfeld, John Hamburg, based on a 1992 screenplay by Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Robert De Niro, Jay Roach, Jane Rosenthal, Nancy Tenenbaum.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design…

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Miss Congeniality (2000)

DONALD PETRIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Australia, 2000.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Fortis Films.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford, Caryn Lucas.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Sandra Bullock.    Music by Ed Shearmur.    Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.   Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by Billy Weber.  Golden Globe Awards 2000.   Sandra Bullock…

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What Women Want (2000)

NANCY MEYERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2000.  Paramount Pictures, Icon Entertainment International, Wind Dancer Productions, Centropolis Entertainment.  Story by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa, Diane Drake, Screenplay by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Susan Cartsonis, Bruce Davey, Gina Matthews, Nancy Meyers, Matt Williams.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film…

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Shadow Of The Vampire

E. ELIAS MERHIGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Gorgeous film by E. Elias Merhige that fictionalizes the accounts surrounding the filming of F.W. Murnau’s German Expressionist classic Nosferatu. The real production of Nosferatu is still so fraught with myth and mystery that it lends itself perfectly to a film of this sort, and the director…

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The Contender (2000)

ROD LURIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2000.  Cinerenta Medienbeteiligungs KG, Cinecontender, Battleground Productions, SE8 Group, Battlefield.  Screenplay by Rod Lurie.  Cinematography by Denis Maloney.  Produced by Stephanie Antosca, Willi Bar, Marc Frydman, James Spies, Douglas Urbanski.  Music by Larry Groupe.  Production Design by Alec Hammond.  Costume Design by Matthew Jacobsen.  Film Editing by Michael Jablow.  Academy Awards 2000.  Golden Globe Awards…

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The Widow Of Saint-Pierre (2000)

PATRICE LECONTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Original title:  La Veuve De Saint-Pierre France/Canada, 2000.  Cinémaginaire Inc., Epithète Films, France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma.  Screenplay by Claude Faraldo, adaptation by Patrice Leconte.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Frederic Brillion, Gilles Legrand.  Music by Pascal Esteve.  Production Design by Ivan Maussion.  Costume Design by Christian Gasc.  Film Editing by Joelle Hache.  Golden Globe…

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Chicken Run (2000)

PETER LORD, NICK PARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2000.  Aardman Animations, DreamWorks Animation, Pathé.  Original Story by Peter Lord, Nick Park, Screenplay by Karey Kirkpatrick, additional dialogue by Mark Burton, John O’Farrell.  Cinematography by Tristan Oliver, Frank Passingham.  Produced by Peter Lord, Nick Park, David Sproxton.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell.  Production Design by Phil Lewis.  Film…

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Nurse Betty (2000)

NEIL LaBUTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany/USA, 2000.  Gramercy Pictures, Pacifica Film, Propaganda Films, ab’-strakt pictures, IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 3. Produktions KG.  Story by John C. Richards, Screenplay by John C. Richards, James Flamberg.  Cinematography by Jean-Yves Escoffier.  Produced by Steve Golin, Gail Mutrux.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Charles William Breen.  Costume Design by Lynette Meyer.  Film…

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Frequency

GREGORY HOBLIT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 (out of 5) Surprisingly effective thriller about a young man (Jim Caviezel) who has never really got over his father’s dying when he was a child. He gets the chance of a lifetime when an odd miracle of northern lights and ‘the mother of all sunspots’ allows…

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